TRAINING

Interviewing Skills Workshop for PR Employers
PR Career Advice for Students and Graduates

Interviewing Skills Workshop for PR Employers
This indepth half-day course has been designed to give an introduction to interviewing skills to junior managers, and as a refresher for senior executives.  It will be tailored to your company’s specific needs.

This course is led by Sarah Stimson, Course Director of the Taylor Bennett Foundation and careers writer for esPResso and Finance Talking.  Sarah has over ten years of recruitment and training experience and was formerly the MD of Unicorn Jobs.

What this course covers:

  • Why interviewing skills are important
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Controlling bias
  • Legalities and the 2010 Equality Act
  • Interviewing structure
  • Welcoming candidates and building rapport
  • Competency and behavioural skills interviewing
  • Useful interview questions
  • Cultural fit vs knowledge and skills
  • Dealing with difficult candidates – aggressive, talk too much, talk too little, very nervous etc
  • Debriefing and giving constructive feedback
  • This course includes classroom based teaching, group discussion and practical exercises

Who should come on this course:

  • Junior & middle management management
  • Senior management
  • In-house recruiters
  • Staff responsible for hiring interns and graduates
  • Anyone with an interest in recruitment processes

Practical information:

  • 4 hour session – at your office, or at The Cube in Shoreditch
  • To make it as relevant as possible, you will need to provide some company specific materials which will be discussed with you before the course starts
  • Min 2 attendees, maximum 12 attendees
  • £500 per session
  • Payment can be made by cheque or BACS bank transfer
  • To book this course email stimsonsarah@gmail.com

PR Career Advice for Students and Graduates
This one day course is designed to be delivered at a university campus to graduates with an interest in entering the PR industry.

This course is led by Sarah Stimson, Course Director of the Taylor Bennett Foundation and careers writer for esPResso and Finance Talking.  Sarah has over ten years of recruitment and training experience and was formerly the MD of Unicorn Jobs.

What this course covers:

  • CV writing and personalised feedback on your CV
  • How to write a covering letter
  • Where to look for jobs, how to identify what PR employers are looking for
  • Creative job applications
  • Speculative job applications
  • Interviewing skills
  • This course includes classroom based teaching, group discussion and practical exercises.

Who should come on this course:

  • Undergraduates and recent graduates with an interest in pursuing a career in PR

Practical information:

  • 8 hour session (including 1 hour lunch break) – at your university campus
  • Min 1 attendee, maximum 8 attendees
  • An alternative session is available for up to 30 attendees but will not include individual feedback on CVs
  • £500 per session
  • Payment can be made by cheque or BACS bank transfer
  • To book this course email stimsonsarah@gmail.com